This publication recounts the ground gained in the course of the last twenty (20) years in supporting
communities and civil society organizations in their efforts to implement environment-cum-development initiatives.
The document is an illustration of the support program carried by South Africa's Cape Action for People and the Environment Program in the Cape Floristic Region.
To date SGP has supported 1,760 community‐based land degradation projects with a total investment of $46 million and leveraging US$ 53 million in in‐cash and in‐kind co‐financing.
The goal of the program is to expand sustainable land and water management (SLWM) in targeted landscapes and in climate vulnerable areas in West African and Sahelian countries. Key performance indicators (KPIs) for the program are: 1. Increase in land area with SLWM practices in targeted areas, compared to baseline (hectares, reported by crop, range, forest, wetlands, and protected areas [PAs]) 2. Changes in vegetation cover in targeted areas, compared to baseline (hectares [ha]) 3. Targeted institutions with increased adaptive capacity to reduce risks and response to climate variability, compared to baseline (#) 4. Change in carbon accumulation rates in biomass and soil, compared to baseline (tC/ha)
Through stories of the GEF’s efforts to preserve diversity across the globe this book illustrates how far we have come, the successes we have enjoyed – and highlights what will be required of us in the future.